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Arkansas execution drugs meet potency requirement

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The three drugs Arkansas plans to use to execute eight inmates meet federal potency and purity requirements, according to a laboratory hired by the Arkansas Department of Correction.

December 02, 2015 | | Nation


Expert: Suspect didn’t pose a threat when officer kicked him

DOVER, Del. (AP) - An expert in police tactics and use of force said Wednesday that he thinks a white police officer in Delaware delivered a "vicious blow" in kicking a black suspect in the head, breaking his jaw and knocking him out.

December 02, 2015 | | Nation


Mother on trial for assaulting tot on Alaska-Hawaii flight

HONOLULU (AP) - A mother on trial for allegedly assaulting her 15-month-old daughter during a flight from Alaska to Hawaii didn't do anything that went beyond "proper parental discipline," her federal public defender told jurors Wednesday.

December 02, 2015 | | Nation


Supreme Court blocks Native Hawaiian election vote count

HONOLULU (AP) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday blocked votes from being counted in a unique election that's considered a major step toward self-governance for Native Hawaiians.

December 02, 2015 | | Nation


Missouri clinic to keep abortion license during court battle

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - A judge ruled Wednesday that a Missouri Planned Parenthood clinic can keep its abortion license at least until late December, a move that doesn't allow the facility to immediately resume terminating pregnancies but could smooth its path to restoring the service.

December 02, 2015 | | Nation


NFL moves Pete Morelli’s crew off Sunday night game

NEW YORK (AP) - The NFL has moved referee Pete Morelli's crew off the upcoming Sunday night game between Indianapolis and Pittsburgh.

December 02, 2015 | | Nation


SF approves $290k payout for Journey wedding

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The San Francisco Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved a $290,000 payout to settle a lawsuit by the guitarist of rock band Journey that claimed the city unfairly jacked up fees to use a city landmark for his lavish wedding.

December 01, 2015 | | Nation


Central Valley judge removed for violating judicial ethics

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Central Valley judge who hatched a deceptive scheme to woo his court clerk and showered her with gifts that included a car was ordered removed from the bench Tuesday by the state's judicial disciplinary commission.

December 01, 2015 | | Nation


California man pleads guilty to trying to join extremists

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A 22-year-old California man pleaded guilty Tuesday to trying to join Islamic extremists in Syria and could face up to 15 years in prison, federal prosecutors said.

December 01, 2015 | | Nation


Fresno Democrat Perea resigns from California Assembly

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Assemblyman Henry Perea of Fresno, who has led a group of moderate Democrats in the state Legislature this year, announced Tuesday he is resigning to pursue another job, likely in the private sector.

December 01, 2015 | | Nation


California sues 2 car charities over administrative costs

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The state attorney general and county prosecutors on Tuesday sued two Southern California car donation charities that they say lie to donors about how much goes to charitable causes.

December 01, 2015 | | Nation


Planned Parenthood shooting: Domestic terrorism?

WASHINGTON (AP) - The man accused of killing three people at a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic brought several guns, ammunition and propane tanks that officials say he assembled around a car.

December 01, 2015 | | Nation


FBI: Background checks for gun sales peak on Black Friday

WASHINGTON (AP) - The FBI processed a record number of firearms background checks on Black Friday, the agency said Tuesday.

December 01, 2015 | | Nation


Police investigate death of Alaska’s capital city mayor

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Police in Alaska's capital city have tentatively ruled out gunshots, drugs or suicide in the death of the newly elected mayor but have not determined whether he died from a natural event or foul play.

December 01, 2015 | | Nation


In slap at Obama, GOP-led House moves to block climate rule

WASHINGTON (AP) - As President Barack Obama worked to hammer out a global climate agreement in Paris, Republicans in Congress moved to block his plan to force steep cuts in greenhouse gas emissions from U.S. power plants.

December 01, 2015 | | Nation


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Banned live school Nativity goes on with mannequins

ELKHART, Ind. (AP) - Concord High School in northern Indiana used mannequins instead of student actors after a federal judge banned a live Nativity scene that ...

December 13, 2015 | | Nation


Who’s too old for major treatment?

CHICAGO (AP) - Irwin Weiner felt so good after heart surgery a few weeks before turning 90 that he stopped for a pastrami sandwich on the ...

December 13, 2015 | | Nation


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